Quick Taco Soup Recipe – An Easy Slow-Cooker Meal For ‘Those Days’…

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This Quick Taco Soup recipe is perfect for those busy days! Just brown the meat with chopped onions & then dump it into a slow cooker with different cans of vegetables. Heat & eat simple, y’all!

Quick & Easy Taco Soup. Just brown the meat with chopped onions & then dump in a slow cooker with different cans of food. Heat & eat! #TexasHomesteader

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I typically like to cook our meals from scratch. But let’s be honest. For all of us, sometimes there are ‘Those Days‘…  Today is just such a day.

I’ve been busy all week, I’m just getting over being ill and today I really need to play catch-up on my chores. So a hearty meal needs to be on auto-pilot today.

Easy ’nuff, I decided to make taco soup.

Simple Slow-Cooker Taco Soup Ingredients

This soup is way too easy, y’all. It simply involves browning the ground meat, opening up a bunch of cans, dumping it all in the pot & waiting for the flavors to marry.

2 Pounds of Ground Meat

1 Onion, Chopped

1 Pkt Taco Seasoning

1 Drained Can each Corn, Black Beans & Green Chiles

1 Undrained Can each Ranch-Style Beans & Rotel Tomatoes

1 Can Each Tomato Sauce & Beef Broth

This taco soup recipe is so mix-n-go that you almost don’t even need a formal recipe for it. But I’ll give you the quick rundown anyway.

Abbreviated Taco Soup Recipe Instructions:

  • Brown 2 pounds of ground meat with chopped onion & seasoned with a packet of taco seasoning. (I make my own Homemade Taco Seasoning)
  • Add the drained meat to a slow cooker along with a drained can of each: corn, black beans & green chiles.
  • Add undrained cans of Ranch-Style beans, Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce & beef broth.

I always have plenty of Homemade Bone Broth available – it’s way too easy to make yourself so I never buy it. 🙂

Making broth in my Instant Pot is easy. The result is lots of healthy broth for cheap! #TexasHomesteader

Now just turn your slow cooker to low heat and let it heat low & slow until you’re ready to eat.

When it’s time to eat I scoop the hot soup into big bowls and garnish with either a little shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped chives, jalapeno or sometimes nothing at all. It’s delicious just the way it is!

Quick & Easy Taco Soup. Just brown the meat with chopped onions & then dump in a slow cooker with different cans of food. Heat & eat! #TexasHomesteader

And it’s a great bone-warming meal option on a cold day.

Toppings For Taco Soup

Wondering what you can top your taco soup with? Here are our favorites:

Garden Fresh Pico de Gallo uses fresh chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. #TexasHomesteader

Pico de Gallo

Homemade ‘Sour Cream’

Shredded Cheese

Chunky Salsa

Or you can sprinkle crisped Corn Tortilla strips, minced green onions or sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro on top.

What Goes With Taco Soup?

Here are our favorite pairings to go with homemade taco soup:

Spicy jalapeno cornbread made with diced jalapenos for a spicy kick. #TexasHomesteader

Jalapeno Cornbread

Cheddar Sour Cream Biscuits

Creamy Coleslaw

Crispy Garden Salad w/Healthy Homemade Dressing

So if you need a hot, healthy meal that can be made using your kitchen auto-pilot for ‘those days‘, here’s the easy recipe.

Did you make this Taco Soup? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!

Quick & Easy Taco Soup

This simple taco soup is perfect for days when you don't have time to cook. Simply brown ground meat and then dump all ingredients into a slow cooker. Supper is ready when you are! ~TxH~

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy, easy recipe, slow cooker, soup, taco
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 2 lbs Ground Meat
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 pkt taco seasoning
  • 1 15-oz can Corn, drained
  • 1 15-oz can Black Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can Ranch-Style Beans, Undrained
  • 1 10-oz can Rotel Tomatoes, undrained (Spicy blend if you like spice!)
  • 1 15-oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 7-oz can Green chiles
  • 1 15-oz can Beef broth


  1. Saute chopped onion in a small bit of oil until translucent.

  2. Add ground meat and cook until no pink remains. Drain meat and sprinkle taco seasoning, stirring to blend together.

  3. Place drained meat and all remaining ingredients into slow cooker. Turn cooker on low and warm through.

  4. Serve soup in bowls. Top with garnish if desired: sprinkling of shredded cheese, dollop of sour cream, chopped chives or sliced jalapeno.


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6 thoughts on “Quick Taco Soup Recipe – An Easy Slow-Cooker Meal For ‘Those Days’…

  1. ColleenB.~ Tx.

    Hope you R feeling much better.
    We just finished off our taco – cheese soup. In place of hamburger tho, I do use Italian sausage and throw in the pot whatever I happen to have on hand at the time. I don’t use green chilies. With the Ro-tel; that’s about all my hubby can handle. 🙂
    Stay Warm

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Well hello, sweet girl! Hope you’re staying warm too. Although RancherMan enjoys spicy food, I typically like my food spicier than him so it’s a balance sometimes. I often make our food moderately spicy for both of us and then add additional spiciness directly to my bowl in the form of hot peppers or sauces. ~TxH~

  2. Ken

    Tammy, I’m making this today. What happened to the “arctic front” we were supposed to get? I’m using chipotles w/adobo for a raspberry-chipotle sauce for pork tenderloin tomorrow so I may put a couple in the soup. Regards

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Sounds delish Ken. We may have been lucky enough to skirt the arctic front, but it’s still cold to me. And when it’s cold it’s hard to beat a hot bowl of soup! ~TxH~

  3. Patti

    This looks delicious!! Hope that you’re feeling better soon…..Hugs, Patti

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Thanks girl, I’m back to my ole self thankfully. But you know how it is when you’ve been sick – so much backlog in the workload! LOL. ~TxH~


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